Another method of moving the patient to a spine board is for the rescuers to
pivot the patient around in the seat and lower him onto a spine board placed
inside the vehicle on an adjacent seat.
(3) The rescuers loosen the leg straps and lower the patient's legs until the
patient is flat on the board.
5-23. SHORT SPINE BOARD
a. Indications for Use. Indications for use are the same as for the Kendrick
extrication device. The short spine board is rarely used now due to the presence of
superior equipment such as the KED.
b. Procedures. Follow this procedure:
Apply the cervical collar and immobilize the head manually.
Place the short spine board between the patient and the seat. Center
Secure the patient's trunk to the spine board with two straps.
(4) Place support material around the patient's head and neck. For
example, a rolled blanket or clothing can be used as support material.
Secure the patient's head to the board with a strap around the patient's
Move the patient onto a long board.
(7) Both rescuers position themselves on opposite sides of the patient.
Rescuers each place one arm around the back of the board and the other arm under
the patient's thighs. The rescuers lock arms.
(8) Rescuers may turn and lower the patient onto a long spine board. Or,
the rescuers may lift the patient out of his seat and lower him onto a long spine board.
5-24. LONG SPINE BOARD
The goal is to secure the patient to a long spine board as soon as possible so
that he can be evacuated without further injury.
a. Indications for Use. Indications that a patient should be secured to a long
spine board include:
Suspected spinal injury.